Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Missed Anniversary

I'm just not with it lately... I missed my blogging anniversary!!

I started blogging in January of 2008 which makes this blog 3 years old!!

There has been many periods of blogging off and on for me, but not without good cause :)

I have done so much in the last 3 years that its almost hard to believe!

I was not on a pump when I start blogging, I had a not so great A1c, I smoked cigarettes, and wasn't in school!!

You all have been around for a lot :) and I can't wait to see what my life looks like in another 3 years!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


is amazing :) Today started out like this

So we did some shopping and then....

it ended like this!! So we got a few hours of tanning in :)

love it

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I NEVER miss anniversaries. I am a dates person and I always remember them!

Well, I failed. I totally forgot my 2 year anniversary of quitting smoking!

I quit smoking on February 17 2009 and I haven't had a smoke since. Every year I go back and read all the posts about how HARD it was for me to quit smoking.

I never want to smoke again. I never WILL smoke again.

Happy 2 years of not smoking to me!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011



In about an hour (at 9:00am) I will take my first final exam, then at 10:45 I will take my second final exam and then....
I will board a plane to Florida!!!

I am so excited :)

Hope I get A's on my finals!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My beloved CGMS

I love it. However, sometimes I leave it in longer then recommended.

Actually, I always leave it in longer then recommended!! I don't think I've ever only had it in for 3 days.

Usually I leave it in for 7-10 days. I take it out when it gives me wonky results.

I ripped this site out in the middle of the night (more on that later) because it hurt SO BAD. When I woke up I saw why it hurt so much!! Do you see the cut there? That was from the sensor slicing me. The little dot to the left of the slice is where the actual sensor was under my skin!


Saturday, March 26, 2011


About a year and a half ago Katy and I attended our friends wedding. Katy was 6 weeks pregnant with Laney when we went there :)

Today, Katy, Laney and I are going to their baby shower!!

CONGRATS JENNIFER AND HOWIE!! I cannot wait to meet little Kinsley :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

same dress. same me. just 25 pounds less of me

August 2010

August 2010

March 2011

March 2011

March 2011

March 2011

This is the YEAR baby.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


My tooth.

It wasn't a filling. It was an onlay I had put on my tooth about 4 years ago.

I went into the dentist at 10:20 and left over an hour and a half later at noon. My mouth is KILLING me. I did the smart thing and ate food when my mouth was still numb :)

Sadly because this was an entire tooth process I am not done. There is a temporary tooth on there right now, and in 3 weeks I will go in for the real one to be put on.

I'm just glad it happened before I went to Florida!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


LOVE her.

SO tired tonight.

Cannot form complete sentences.

Spring break yet???

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I ate some pita chips for dinner and as i was eating one..

My filling fell out!


To make matters worse.. I swallowed it.


I thought it was a hard part of the chip and jsut decided to swallow it. YUCK. I just got this filling less then a year ago, it was August or something. I wonder if I will have to pay for this or not...

Regardless.. it sucks.

Monday, March 21, 2011

1 more week till Florida!!

Its the week before finals...

And I was in the hospital last week..

I'm beginning to feel the effects of all this!

So here is a cute picture of Me and my niece!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Happy birthday to my beautiful Mom!!

(this picture is my Mom when she was 23 holding my cousin Ciara. adorable!)

My Mom and I are a lot alike. She is such a beautiful woman and I am so happy to be her daughter!

For her birthday I got her half of a plane ticket to Florida for spring break! I couldn't imagine going to florida without her and so I bought her half of a ticket!

This vacation is MUCH needed. My Mom and I haven't been on vacation together in SO long. It has been 7 years!!!

I love you mama!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

RIP Sammy boy

Maddy and Sammy in a few months ago

(This was supposed to post yesterday and it never did. Not sure why)

Friday, March 18, 2011


Its nothing new that I am completely in LOVE with my niece. She is freaking amazing you guys. If I could bottle up her giggle and sell it I would take over the pharmaceutical companies, there would no longer be a need for anti depressants!

She is just so amazing. :) Last week when we attended the funeral of a friends baby my niece was on her best behavior. Now let me tell you something before I start this story.. Laney is NOT quiet. The girl LOVES to talk! She is constantly talking about something. I love her little voice so much. She will sing in her carseat when Katy and I are driving around and it is the sweetest thing!

At the funeral during the eulogy the room was quiet. Obviously babies have no idea what quiet means and Laney was no exception. (she was not the only baby there)

I gave her some of her crackers and that lasted until the crackers were gone, and then she wanted to play and talk!

(sidebar) Laney is the first baby in a LONG time and just a wee bit spoiled. Everything she does she gets praised about. We clap and say YAYYYYAYAY!!! and she just eats in all up!

back to the story.. She is looking at me and she starts performing all of her tricks! She knew that if she did her tricks, that I would talk to her! She had no idea why I was not talking to her in the first place. So first she pulls out her go to trick.. she waves. Oh the wave is so cute! It involves her whole arm :) I smiled at her and blew a kiss.

Not the reaction she wanted! She went on to her next trick the clap. Who doesn't love some chubby baby hands clapping together! Everyone does. I couldn't give her the reaction she wanted! I touched her cheek and smiled really big at her through the tears in my eyes.

She then pulled out the big guns. I have been teaching her sign language. We started with just one sign, more. The sign for more is putting your closed hands together at the fingertips.

Laney does a slightly modified version (don't know why) with one of her hands open. She KNEW this would HAVE to get a reaction out of me! I taught her that sign and I go CRAZEEE when she does it!

I leaned in to her ear ear and whispered "yay laney! good girl! yay!" and kissed her on the cheek.

She seemed satisfied :)

I love that girl.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hospital :(

Well my blogging for lent had to take a small hiatus. I have good reason though! I was hospitalized :(

I haven't been hospitalized in THREE YEARS! I got a stomach virus (which I talked a little about) and couldn't keep anything down! I was getting dehydrated very quickly...

So my doctor advised I go to the ED just to get fluids. I knew it would make me feel better so I did!

My blood sugar skyrocketed to 291 and then plummeted to 37 within one hour. I only took HALF the insulin dose when I discovered I was 291, the fluids I was receiving made me low.

I have never had glucose IV, but I did for the first time! That stuff is amazing! It brought my blood glucose up SO QUICK! I wish I could do that all the time! The nurse and doctor were amazed at how conscious I was with a blood glucose of 37. Comes with the disease I guess!! (truthfully I was not very "with it", I felt very very bad)

I'm not sure if that why they admitted me, but they wanted to keep an eye on me I guess.

I got out yesterday and I feel SO MUCH better :)

On a sad note my grandmas beloved dog is getting put down tonight. :( she has had him for 15 years. I picked him out of the litter. I am so sad for her. He is her baby. But he lived a great life :)

ps: i am going to add a few pictures for the last few days blogging so that I will feel better :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011



do you SEE this TV?? Its HUGE!!! I wish I had one like it in my apartment!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The hospital I was at uses Novalog, which is fine with me! I was just glad they let me keep my pump on! they were not very willing at first! They wanted me to take it off and do it their way... I kindy explained how that was NOT a good idea!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

well, I spoke too soon about my blood glucose being low. It's been opposite today :(

but I don't feel like complaining. I've gotten a lot of studying done!!

my sister got her wedding dress yesterday! She looks so beautiful in it :) only 118 days left till her wedding!!

have you seen those commercials with that lady talking about the cookbooks and diabetes and medicare? She says something about loving fried chicken?? GAH I hate her voice! She drives me nuts!!! I don't like when people have sing songy voices!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

What is wrong with me??

I'm thinking its NOT infection. If you can tell by this graph... I have only taken insulin TWICE in the past 24 hours.

And I'm still on the verge of low.

I'm really over this whole sickness thing... I am person that like to GO i like to DO things. Get stuff DONE. I do not enjoy being stuck on the couch. I have zero energy thought. Getting anything done is a huge task. :(

I need to push fluids. I am afraid I am getting dehydrated. I do not want that.

On the plus side. At least my blood glucose is not skyrocketing!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bucket List

I don't exactly have a bucket list. I just have this random list of things floating around in my head of things I want to do before I die. Today I have to do something that was NEVER on my bucket list. Something I NEVER wanted to do.

I have to attend the funeral of a 4 month old baby.
I hurt so badly for the family. I cannot imagine the pain and sadness they are going through.

Masons mom wants to be surrounded by people that love and care for her so my sister, her daughter and I are attending.

There is a facebook page that you can get to by clicking here if you want to read about the family and send prayers their way. I know they appreciate all the prayers they can get.

Rest in peace sweet Mason.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I am Catholic and have been giving up things for lent every year for many years.

The first year that I gave something up I was around 7 or 8. I gave up candy. That was SO HARD. Do you know how hard it is for a little kid to give up candy around Easter time?

Oh the agony. I still remember it so vividly. I wanted jelly beans and chick and bunny shaped sweet tarts SO BAD. My best friend gave up chocolate. So she could eat candy as long as it didn't have chocolate on it. I was so jealous! I am not a fan of chocolate so I couldn't give that up! lol

I gave up candy a few years in a row.

One year I gave up potato chips. I love potato chips :)

3 or 4 years ago I gave up fast food. I lost almost 20 lbs. I have not eaten it since :)

I have eaten at places like Steak n' Shake and I will randomly get Chick fil a (like once every 2 months)

This year I struggled. I just had NO idea what to give up! I know that sounds terrible, but the only things I could think of were things like Diet Pepsi! UGH I don't think anyone wants to be around me if I give that up. I am way to in love with that stuff :)

So I have decided that I am going to blog every day of lent! Even if its just a picture.

I hope you stick around!!!